BUYER ($75K-$120K, Asian-Pacific Supply Base Exp. Req) - HYBRID

Lodi, New Jersey, United States | Full-time

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BUYER ($75K-$120K, Asian-Pacific Supply Base Exp. Req) - HYBRID
Location: Lodi, New Jersey
Salary: $75,000 - $120,000 DOE + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K w/ Match, PTO, Sick Days, 8 Holidays
Job Type: Full-Time
Core Hours: 8am – 5pm, Flexible, 2 days remote
Start Date: ASAP
Sponsorship is not available
Relocation assistance is not available

BUYER ($75K-$120K, Asian-Pacific Supply Base Exp. Req) – HYBRID Description

Our client in the wholesale food service industry is looking for a process-oriented Buyer to add to their team in Lodi, New Jersey. This hybrid role requires three days in the office per week, with the option to work the balance of the week remotely. You will develop and improve the global sourcing strategy for your assigned product category ( kitchen products, ex: tabletop, dinner wear, drink wear). The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with an Asian-Pacific supply base across multiple factories, strong analytical abilities, and experience in plastic, metal, porcelain and/or melamine. To be successful in this role, you must be proactive, have strong negotiation skills, and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. This is a great opportunity for future growth potential with an entrepreneurial and successful organization.

BUYER ($75K-$120K, Asian-Pacific Supply Base Exp. Req) – HYBRID Responsibilities

• Support global sourcing, procurement, and vendor management for assigned product category
• Strategically select each product source based on pricing, quality, and capacity
• Negotiate 6–9 month purchase contracts to achieve optimal pricing
• Complete demand analysis to generate quantities for purchasing contracts
• Perform Should Cost Analysis to support vendor price negotiations
• Continually monitor global commodity pricing as a point of comparison
• Develop a sourcing strategy and implement best practices and procedures
• Participate in new product development initiatives and provide sourcing guidance
• Communicate with engineers regarding bill of materials and product specifications
• Provide high-level data summaries to support your recommendations to management
• Manage supply base to mitigate risk and identify areas for improvement

BUYER ($75K-$120K, Asian-Pacific Supply Base Exp. Req) – HYBRID Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required
• 2+ years of buying experience required
• Experience sourcing from an Asia-Pacific supply base is required
• Experience with products made of plastic, metal, porcelain and/or melamine is required
• Strong analytical skills to summarize and quantify data required
• Intermediate Excel skills (formulas & pivot tables) required
• Work in the office 3 days per week is required (5 days during training)